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Waste Recycling Technologies and Recycling Promotion Initiatives in Eco-towns in Japan
In Japan, the Eco-town program is promoted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and operated by local governments, in order to create resource-recycling socio-economic systems and stimulate local industry and economy by promoting waste recycling businesses.
Aiming at disseminating information that will be good references for developing countries where policies, plans, and approaches are being created for the improvement of waste management and the transition to a recycling oriented society, GEC developed a database on the information of waste recycling technologies and recycling promotion initiatives in Eco-towns in Japan in 2011. The following information is included in the database.
- What types of waste recycling technologies are available?
- What should be taken into account when applying such technologies?
- What kind of initiatives and approaches are available for promoting waste recycling and Eco-town programs?
- What kind of laws and supporting systems are established for promoting waste recycling in Japan?
The information in the database is summarized based on the results of surveys of waste recycling companies and local governments in Eco-towns in Japan carried out by GEC in 2010.
*The development of this database was funded by the Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Environment Fund.
|Waste Recycling technologies adopted in Eco-towns in Japan (For download or all data in PDF)|
|Recycling of Waste Plastic Containers and Packaging from Households|
|Recycling of Waste Plastic Containers and Packaging from Households and Waste Plastics from Industries|
|Recycling of Waste PET Bottles|
|Recycling of Waste Wood and Waste Plastics into Recycled Plywood|
|Recycling of Waste Paper/Waste Paper Containers and Packaging|
|Recycling of Various Waste Paper Containing Foreign Matter|
|Bio Gasification of Food Waste and Organic Waste from Food Manufacturing Industries, Food Retailers and Household, etc.|
|Recycling of Used Home Appliances (1)|
|Recycling of Used Home Appliances (2)|
|Recycling of Used Florescent Lamps|
|Recycling of sludge/dusts containing valuable metals (Nickel/Zinc)|
|Initiatives of local governments for promoting waste recycling and Eco-town programs in Japan (For download or all data in PDF)|
|Aichi Prefectural Government|
|Akita Prefectural Government|
|Chiba Prefectural Government|
|Gifu Prefectural Government|
|Hokkaido Prefectural Government|
|Kawasaki City Government|
|Kitakyushu City Government|
|Sapporo City Government|
|Toyama City Government|
|Laws and support systems for promoting waste recycling in Japan (For download or all data in PDF)|
|National Legislative System for Promoting a Sound Material-Cycle Society in Japan|
|Basic Act on Establishing a Sound Material-Cycle Society|
|National Basic Plan for Establishing a Sound Material-Cycle Society|
|Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law (Waste Management Law)|
|Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources|
|Law for Promotion of Sorted Collection and Recycling of Containers and Packaging (Containers and Packaging Recycling Law)|
|Law on Recycling of Specified Kinds of Home Appliances (Home Appliance Recycling Law)|
|Law for Promotion to Recover and Utilize Recyclable Food Resources (Food Recycling Law)|
|Law on Recycling of Construction-Related Materials (Construction Material Recycling Law)|
|Law on Recycling of End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV Recycling Law)|
|Law Concerning the Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services by the State and Other Entities (Green Purchasing Law)|
|Gifu Prefecture Recycled Products Authorization System|
|Hokkaido Prefecture Recycled Products Authorization System|
|Hokkaido Prefectural Tax System to Promote the Use of Recyclable Materials (Industrial Waste Disposal Tax System)|
|Hokkaido Prefecture Zero-Emission Award System|
|Aichi Prefecture Environment Award System|
|Sapporo City's Program for Training Community Leaders on Environmental Cleanup Campaigns|
|Sapporo City Recycling Plaza|